Friday 14 July

An exciting programme of radical comedy unafraid to take on the political issues we are facing today; a great way to let off some steam.

  Jon Matthews is a cutting and insightful comedian, known for “punchlines you can feel smart for getting” (Chortle). His unique brand of dry, political and nerdy humour combined with a self-deprecating streak are delivered in a warm and crowd-pleasing manner. Tackling subjects as diverse as science, family, politics, religion and class, Jon has generated much mirth wherever he has travelled.

Jon regularly MCs, opens or closes a wide variety of comedy nights, including nerdy and politically themed shows, small-town gigs, pro shows and pop up comedy events. His debut hour show, Talk Nerdy To Me, won a ‘best show’ award at Nottingham Comedy Festival in November 2022.

Don Biswas is one of the gems of the circuit. A politically charged gag merchant who likes to cover a wide range of subjects including his Asian upbringing, his neurodiversity as someone with dyspraxia, ADHD, and ASD and even the most important of topics.. conspiracy theories. Don has gained huge admiration off all corners of the circuit.

His debut Edinburgh show Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist With Dyspraxia in 2017 was critically acclaimed and led to numerous appearances on the BBC’s Asian Network.
His unique style has seen him support John Williams on tour, perform in the USA (Silicon Valley & New York) & Switzerland.

  Chelsea Birkby regularly performs her smart, silly and open-hearted stand-up at the UK’s top comedy clubs and has been invited to perform in New York and Paris. She was a finalist and runner-up in several prestigious comedy competitions. She was tour support for Helen Bauer and Fern Brady.

Chelsea’s highly-acclaimed debut comedy hour (10 x 4.5 and 4-star reviews) won Best Debut (Amused Moose Awards), was nominated for Best Show (Comedian’s Choice Awards) and was mentioned on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, listed in the funniest jokes of the fringe in The Times (x2) and The Telegraph and transferred for a sell-out run at London’s Soho Theatre.